“Good artists copy, great artists steal” – Piablo Picasso
On a side note, there has been much confusion as to the role of a graphic designer, which is different than a graphic artist. The artist creates the artistic elements designers use in their compositions. I am inspired by the work of others and rely on it. Thank God for the artists!
Some great quotes
This was for a design competition. I don’t remember if it was a flyer or web banner, or what. I think my concept is awesome, but have been reluctant to post since this contest holder was so ungrateful. I don’t mind losing–you cannot win unless you try. Whether you win or lose, you learn and you perfect your skills, and get to add to your portfolio, BUT the hard part is when a contest holder gives no response or appreciation. Questions go unanswered. I love to work with contest holders who are responsive to how much time you are investing in their success and work with you to achieve it. Karma, Kushner!
This is a mockup of my idea. I was trying to do something different than all of the other standard financial/business banners. Verbiage is my own.
These are mockups I submitted for 2 design contests.
I’ve had beef with this for awhile, so I’m just leaving it here for posterity! It’s a screenshot from my news app. NO ONE took issue with this!
Two rack card/door hanger designs for design competitions
This is the latest banner I designed for a Mailchimp newsletter. This design matches the look of her website.
I can help you with the design of Mailchimp and Constant Contact newsletters.
It’s been a fun, busy winter with a couple of new websites.
- Opioid Education: www.speakingofpain.net
- The Awareness Studio: www.theawarenessstudio.com/
And, this mall poster…
And this business card.